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Mauricio Funes' Son's Killer Jailed For 17 Years

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PARIS — The killer of the son of El Salvador's president-elect has been sentenced by a Paris court to 16 years in prison.

Mohamed Amor admitted stabbing Alejandro Funes in the temple with an awl during a fight in 2007 on a pedestrian bridge near Paris' Louvre Museum. The 32-year-old had asked for forgiveness from Funes' family.

President-elect Mauricio Funes is to take office next week. He told the court Thursday that he sent his son to study in France to escape the gang violence that is rampant in his Central American homeland.

The Paris court also Friday sentenced Aboussama Chaffouk to one year behind bars for taking part in the fight.

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